Rail accidents

June 05, 2018 - 1:47 am
LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — Officials say a train carrying tons of soybeans has derailed in South Carolina. Lancaster County Sheriff's Office spokesman Doug Barfield tells The Herald of Rock Hill that no one was injured when several cars of the train went off the tracks around 3:30 p.m. Monday. Barfield...
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June 04, 2018 - 6:22 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A contractor who was hit by a train while working on the tracks of Atlanta's transit rail system is critically injured. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority spokeswoman Stephany Fisher tells news outlets that the contractor was in a work vehicle on the rails near Medical...
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May 09, 2018 - 2:16 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brother can you spare a dime? How about 8 million of them? A semi-trailer truck hauling $800,000 worth of dimes crashed Tuesday into a guard rail on an interstate near Las Vegas, spilling thousands of coins on the side of the road. State troopers established a crime scene so a...
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Emergency services attend the scene after a cargo train and a passenger train collided in Aichach, 50 Kilometers west of Munich, southern Germany, Monday, May 7, 2018. At least two people have been killed. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)
May 08, 2018 - 5:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — A train dispatcher was detained Tuesday after a passenger train hit a stationery freight train in southern Germany, killing two and injuring 14, police said. The crash late Monday happened close to a station in the town of Aichach. The passenger train was traveling from Augsburg to...
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May 04, 2018 - 7:08 pm
FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say 14 cars of a freight train have derailed just outside a South Carolina town. Officials with Norfolk Southern tell local news outlets no one was injured in Friday's derailment and no hazardous materials were involved. According to authorities, several hopper...
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April 03, 2018 - 10:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police say one subway train has run into another in the western German city of Duisburg, slightly injuring more than 20 people. The German news agency dpa reports that the fire service says there were no serious injuries in Tuesday's accident. The Auf dem Damm subway stop in the city'...
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March 19, 2018 - 7:08 am
GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) — One man has died after he was struck by a train while walking on tracks in South Carolina. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said in a news release that 39-year-old Scott Duane Cole of Gaffney died around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Fowler says Cole was walking on the tracks in...
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This photo provided by Nicholas Waun shows the scene where two trains collided and derailed in Georgetown, Ky., early Monday, March 19, 2018. Four people were injured after the accident late Sunday night. (Nicholas Waun via AP)
March 19, 2018 - 7:04 am
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — Two freight trains collided and derailed shortly before midnight, injuring four people and igniting a fire that forced nearby residents to evacuate, authorities said Monday. Nearby residents were evacuated "out of an abundance of caution after the crash was reported at 11:14...
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March 19, 2018 - 3:41 am
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the train derailment (all times local): 3:30 a.m. Four people were injured after two trains collided and derailed in, Georgetown, Kentucky. Lexington Fire Department spokeswoman Lt. Jessica Bowman told The Associated Press early Monday morning that a call came...
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March 09, 2018 - 2:50 pm
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — A fatal accident involving an Amtrak train caused heavy delays for New Jersey Transit trains traveling between Newark Penn Station and New York. Officials say the Amtrak train struck and killed a man on the tracks near the Secaucus Junction station around 6:10 a.m. Friday. The...
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